Amazing Immortals: A Guide to Gods and Goddesses Around the World (Hardcover)

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Amazing Immortals: A Guide to Gods and Goddesses Around the World (Hardcover)


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A culturally diverse, fact-filled, and gorgeously illustrated introduction to over 80 gods and goddesses from around the world—a perfect introduction to mythology for young readers.

With heroic deeds, family drama, pulse-pounding battles, and shape-shifting magic, mythology fascinates us all. But even the biggest enthusiasts find it hard to keep track of who’s who!

Packed with facts and full-color, lush illustrations from 17 international artists, Dinah Williams’s Amazing Immortals is a fascinating introduction to these larger-than-life gods and goddesses, highlighting their big personalities, famous adventures, formidable powers, family trees, animal companions, and appearances in pop culture. Organized by theme—from gods of creation to gods of death and the underworld; from gods of water to gods of fire; from gods of love to gods of war—this diverse encyclopedia features both familiar and underrepresented deities.

Filled with betrayal, intrigue, romance, and impossible feats, their captivating stories entertain us, explain our world, and help answer some of life’s biggest questions.

Includes gods and goddesses from 30 pantheons:
Akan * Annang *Aztec * Babylonian * Bushongo * Canaanite * Celtic * Chinese * Efik * Egyptian * Finnish * Greek * Hawai’ian * Hindu * Hittite * Hopi * Ibibio * Incan * Inuit * Korean * Lithuanian * Māori * Mayan * Navajo * Norse * Pueblo * Roman * Shinto * Sumerian * Yoruba
Dinah Dunn, under her married name Williams, has written more than a dozen historical books for kids, including Scholastic’s Terrible But True: Awful Events in American History, True Haunting Deadly Disasters, and Spooky Cemeteries, which won the 2009 Children’s Choice Book of the Year Award.
Product Details ISBN: 9781419761904
ISBN-10: 1419761900
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English
"A captivating and awesome volume on world mythology that won’t stay on shelves for long. There could never be enough mythology books, but this one is gorgeous, informative, accessible, and overall, fun."—School Library Journal

"An outstanding companion for more conventional, or constrained, surveys."—Booklist